Connecticut’s opening day for trout fishing season was Saturday, April 21, and state officials have been busy making sure the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds are stocked and ready to go.
|Amounts Stocked on Opening Day|
|61,800||brook trout||10-11 inch|
|192,600||brown trout||10-11 inch|
|6,500||brown trout||12 inch|
|1,100||tiger trout||10-12 inch brook/brown hybrid|
|96,100||rainbow trout||10-12 inch|
|16,000||rainbow trout||12-14 inch|
|1,900||surplus broodstock||3-10 pound trout/all species|
|600||Atlantic salmon broodstock||1-2 pound salmon|
Since mid-February, approximately 376,000 trout have been released into over 100 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are now awaiting the state’s many anglers. The state’s spring trout stocking effort will continue through the end of May, and, when completed, state officials expect to have stocked over 600,000 catchable size trout.
Among the best places for families to fish are Connecticut’s designated Trout Parks. All 11 of the Trout Parks have already been stocked by the state. The areas that are scheduled to be stocked again on Opening Day were Black Rock Pond (Watertown), Chatfield Hollow State Park (Killingworth), Southford Falls State Park (Oxford), Stratton Brook State Park (Simsbury), Wharton Brook State Park (Wallingford), Mohegan Park Pond (Norwich), Valley Falls Park Pond (Vernon) and Great Hollow Pond/Wolfe Park (Monroe). All the remaining Trout Parks will be re-stocked shortly after Opening Day.
For more information, visit: State of Connecticut DEEP